Pittsburgh area GI doc?

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   Posted 6/23/2010 4:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Moving to Pittsburgh in August and I need a new doc. I'm currently in the Cleveland area. My husband currently lives there. We got married a month ago and he's been living there since last November. If anyone has any suggestions I would greatly appreciate this.
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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Any GI at UMPC Presby, my GI is Dr. Binion, they also have a full surgeon staff they work side by side with in the same office. Dr. Binion is a wonderful man...he will take his time with you unlike a lot of doctors, and he actually has Crohn's himself.  If your Crohn's isn't severe I would reccomend Dr Pagano at St. Clair Hospital.  I don't know where in Pittsburgh you will be located....

Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.

Post Edited (MAG102886) : 6/23/2010 7:06:24 PM (GMT-6)

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   Posted 6/23/2010 7:04 PM (GMT -6)   
I actually just moved from Pittsburgh a couple of months ago. I used to see Dr. Leonard Baidoo at UPMC Presbyterian in the Digestive Disorders center. I'd highly, highly recommend him. He's a really good doctor, keeps up to date on research, fairly easy to get an appointment with and he's really nice. :-)
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   Posted 6/24/2010 4:41 AM (GMT -6)   
I've been seeing Dr. Baidoo for about 3 years now. He's not overly aggressive and he talks to you not at you. Has a wicked sense of humor at times too -- my kind of doc! When it was time for surgery though he was adamant and made sure I had an appt. with the surgeon before I left the office that day. UPMC is a teaching hospital so you will have fellows see you also from time to time and the offices are in the hospital in Oakland section of the city.

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